The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
RCSI Professional Competency Scheme
All doctors are legally obliged to maintain their professional competence by enrolling in professional competence schemes and following requirements set by the Irish Medical Council.
RCSI is responsible for operating the scheme for surgeons and doctors working in surgery and emergency medicine.